Ebene News – AU – Juric shows class with rare triplets in penalties

Adelaide United coach Carl Veart applauded star striker Tomi Juric’s quality and class after the shooter completed a penalty hat-trick to help his team win 3- 2 on the Central Coast Mariners

The Reds fell behind the A-League leaders twice on Friday and were twice rewarded with penalties, with Juric nailing the two to equalize

United then received a third penalty in the 83rd minute which Juric stepped up and sent cold to get maximum points for the Reds

“I don’t remember ever seeing three penalties in a match taken by the same person and scoring all three,” said Veart

“It’s a tough thing to do. Having the confidence and the quality to take all three and score all three is the type of forward he is”

The spot kicks were not without controversy, however, with VAR again playing a central role in the outcome of the match

United captain Stefan Mauk fell to the ground at the half hour mark and referee Adam Fielding immediately indicated the spot before VAR intervened

The Reds skipper was again involved in the second incident, shot inside the zone by Mariners midfielder Joshua Nisbet

With the scores stuck at 2-2, United came close to finding a winner during a mad moment in the visitors’ penalty area, but Central Coast managed to keep the ball out

In the passage of play that followed, the Mariners fled on a fast counter, and once the attack was over after a foul on substitute Alou Kuol, VAR stepped in

After reviewing the footage, referee Fielding awarded the Reds a third handball penalty in the scrimmage that had taken place nearly a minute earlier, as Central Coast lined up to take a free kick at the edge of the zone

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Ebene News – AU – Juric shows his class with rare triplets in penalties

Source: https://thewest.com.au/sport/soccer/juric-shows-class-with-rare-penalty-treble-ng-s-2050272